When the week started, 7 Senior B teams had a shot at gold. Today, it’s just 2: The Six Nations Rivermen and the Onondaga Redhawks. The Rivermen defeated top-seeded Kahnawake 8-4 in Saturday’s first semifinal game. In the second semi, Lyle Thompson scored 7 goals to lead the Redhawks to a 10-7 win over St. Albert, setting up today’s championship game.
Head coach Jason Longo and assistant coach Tim Barth took their expertise to Scotland this summer to lead an American team in an international sports tournament. Three Morrisville State lacrosse players also represented the USA in lacrosse competition during the 10-day visit to Scotland which was arranged through USA Athletes International (USAAI).
In May, the Rochester Knighthawks made National Lacrosse League history after winning their third straight Champion's Cup. On Sunday, the Junior Knighthawks can duplicate that feat by winning three Cups at the Junior NLL Tournament. The Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget teams are a combined 10-0, and have all advanced to Sunday's Playoff round.
Leveille, who turned 33 earlier this month and is awaiting the birth of his first child, said he took being a "pioneer of the MLL" very seriously and, aside from racking up 273 career regular-season goals, was known as a player who cultivated team chemistry off the field, as shown in a video tour Leveille took Lacrosse Magazine on of Team USA's dorm at the world championships.
In the press release, incoming Connecticut coach Blane Harrison was quoted as saying: “We’re excited to have Brett Bucktooth in the line-up. He’s going to be a real positive addition to our right side. He’s got size and he can work well with Kevin Crowley. We like the fact that he’s a natural leader and will help in the locker room.
The Onondaga Redhawks went into today’s game knowing that they would have to play intelligent lacrosse to get past the undefeated St. Albert Miners. They did just in a 7-6 contest. The first and second period illustrated how close these teams are. At the end of the first period the game was tied at 3. At the close of the second, the game was knotted at 5.
Onondaga ended pool play with a 13-3 win over the Nanaimo Timbermen. The player of the game was Dustin Hill.
With the win the Redhawks move into the medal round. They will face the St. Albert Miners at 10pm EST for a birth in the goal medal game. Onondaga defeated St. Albert in pool play by a goal. The other semi-final features the first place Kahnawake vs Six Nations. Six Nations defeated Kahnawake earlier in pool play by a goal. This is lookings to be some great medal round games.
Kevin McKeown, a goalkeeper for the lacrosse team, was named America East Player of the year in 2004, as well as ranking third in the nation and helping the Bearcats win the conference title in the regular season. McKeown set multiple season and career records and became the head coach in 2011.
The Junior Knighthawks finished Day One of the 2014 Junior National Lacrosse League Tournament with a perfect record. The Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget teams all went 2-0 today at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario.
Lately, I have been bewildered by a phenomenon that seems to be growing in youth athletics. There is a constant search among parents and players to be on the "best team" that wins the most games and tournaments.
In all walks of life the time usually comes where a person figures out that the next chapter of their life needs to be opened, while turning the page on the story that they’ve already written. In the case of Kevin Leveille, that time has come and he couldn’t be more at peace with his decision. Leveille has officially announced his retirement from professional lacrosse, as he awaits the birth of his first child and looks to his future off the field.
All year on the coaches' call several coaches said there was no such thing as moral victories in this league, but looking back at the beginning of the year, many outsiders did not anticipate Rochester would even make it this far, or even remain in Rochester because of low attendance numbers.
The National Lacrosse League has announced the 2015 NLL regular season schedule. The 29th season of professional indoor lacrosse will open on Friday, Jan. 2 with the Buffalo Bandits visiting the recently-relocated Connecticut-based franchise at Mohegan Sun Arena. Seven more teams play their season openers on Saturday, Jan. 3 with the Edmonton Rush at Buffalo, Toronto Rock at Rochester Knighthawks, Colorado Mammoth at Minnesota Swarm and Vancouver Stealth at Calgary Roughnecks.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced their rosters and coaching staffs for the 2014 Junior National Lacrosse League Tournament. The Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario will host the tournament from Friday, August 29th to Sunday, August 31st.
The University of Pennsylvania’s women’s lacrosse team added a fourth member to its coaching staff today, with the announcement of Taylor D’Amore’s (Canandaigua) hiring as a volunteer assistant.
D’Amore is a familiar name to Penn fans as her twin younger sisters, Kendall and Lauren, are entering their sophomore season with the Quakers.
After falling to Kahnawake earlier in the day 11-9, the Redhawks were ready to erase that last lost. But in doing so they had to meet a team hungry for their first win of the tournament in the Tri-City Bandits. The Redhawks prevailed 11-6, but it wasn’t easy.
The UAlbany men’s lacrosse team will hold its annual alumni game at John Fallon Field on September 27th at 1 p.m. All fans are welcome to attend the game for free. The game will be part of the annual alumni weekend, which will take place from September 26th-27th. The team will scrimmage the Hill Academy on September 26th at 7 p.m. to kick off the weekend.
A native of Vestal, N.Y., Travis Harrington graduated from Bryant in 2012 with his Bachelor's degree in accounting and later completed his Master's degree in Business Administration at Seton Hill in 2014. His brother Chase is a sophomore on the men's lacrosse team at Ithaca College.
Taylor departed her position as women's lacrosse coach at Division III powerhouse SUNY Cortland to take the same job at Division II Le Moyne. One of the players she was leaving behind was Geremia, a sophomore out of West Genesee who was the national attacker of the year last season. Taylor called and broke the news to her star. Geremia cried for two hours.
The Redhawks dominated the Outlawz from start to finish to earn a 16-7 victory. Wade Bucktooth got the scoring going early on an Onondaga’s first possession after a Jeremy Thompson. Hiana Thompson quickly followed for a 2 goal lead.
[Kelly] Fucillo (West Genesee/Le Moyne) comes to Potsdam after spending the last two years teaching physical education and coaching lacrosse at Queen Anne's School in Caversham, United Kingdom. While in the U.K., she organized and taught lacrosse playing clinics and was a qualified referee. Her prior coaching experience includes serving as an assistant for the Star Riders Lacrosse Club in Syracuse and working at the Le Moyne/University of North Carolina Lacrosse Camp as well as serving as a counselor at the Rick Barnes Goalie Camp.
In addition to the Rock, the Buffalo Bandits, Colorado Mammoth, Edmonton Rush, Minnesota Swarm, Rochester Knighthawks and Vancouver Stealth, along with the Jr. Wings, will be represented across Peewee, Bantam & Midget teams in the competition. The teams will follow NLL playing rules in a family-friendly environment with plenty of NLL players, coaches and staff expected to be in attendance.
The Cornell men's lacrosse program is proud to announce its participation in the third annual Capital Lacrosse Invitational, presented by The Mario St. George Boiardi Foundation, to be held at the Landon School in Bethesda, Md., on Sunday, Oct. 12. The Invitational will feature an expanded field of six teams. Cornell, Lehigh, Penn State, and UMBC will return from prior years, and will be joined by Georgetown and Richmond.
RIT Hall of Fame Chairman Rob Grow announced the RIT Hall of Fame induction class for 2014 on Monday, August 25. This year's class features Peter J. Todd (Rochester, NY), former cross country and track coach; David Chachu (Kumasi, Ghana), tennis; Dave Doughty (Manlius, NY), lacrosse; Jeff Haskell (Arcade, NY), basketball; Simon Lambert (Ste. Therese, Quebec), hockey; Pinckney Templeton (Gulfstream, FL), lacrosse; Pete Van Peursem (Rochester, NY), football; and Tracy Wilt (Elyria, OH), volleyball.
Kids like Johnny and Jenny are clearly devoted to their sports. But they are not the only ones who are committed: so are their parents . . . It happens. Good people do bad things. Rational people have irrational moments. Here are a dozen dangerous ideas that can plague even the best-intentioned sports parents:
I had the good fortune to work as an instructor at various lacrosse camps for about 25 years. When I consider what I know about the game, best practices, game strategies, effective clears, rides, man-up plays, and man-down responsibilities, I quickly conclude that most of that knowledge came from the summer weeks spent at these various teaching camps.
Rochester Attackman Kevin Leveille On Denver’s performance: “Obviously they’re a great team. They’re not going to let anything slip. They’re not going to give up till the end. It just comes down to, looking back, probably a lot of little things we did wrong. I think we were right there, and it just comes down to hitting shots, ground balls, and saves. Somewhere along the line they got one-up on us, and that was it.”
In an exhilarating game, the Denver Outlaws won their first Major League Lacrosse Championship, defeating the Rochester Rattlers 12-11in front of a crowd of over 8,000 screaming fans at Fifth Third Bank Stadium on the campus of Kennesaw State University.
MLL veteran John Grant Jr., was named Championship MVP for the second year in a row, becoming the first player to do so. Head Coach B.J. O’Hara became the first coach in MLL history to win two championships with two different teams, the other being in 2008 when the roles were reversed and the Rattlers defeated the Outlaws.
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Denver Head Coach B.J. O’Hara on being the only coach to win the MLL Championship with two teams: “That means I’m old. I’ve been around a while. I’m so happy for the Denver Outlaws organization. They do it right. I appreciate the confidence they had in me to take over this year. I inherited a great bunch of guys that were dedicated from day one to getting themselves to this game and hopefully get ourselves a trophy, and that’s exactly what they did.”
Johnny Powless was named Tournament MVP, as the Arrows captain scored 29 points (8g, 21a) in six games.
"We've been working so hard for this trophy," said J. Powless. "I grew up with all these guys, they're all family. This means the world to us".
The day is finally here to determine Major League Lacrosse’s champion, and anticipation is in the air. The upstart first place Rochester Rattlers take on long time powerhouse Denver Outlaws in a rematch of the 2008 championship game, where Rochester took home the Steinfeld Trophy as the league’s best.
Game time is 7pm and will air live on CBS Sports Network from Kennesaw State University’s Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. Follow the game for updates on Facebook and Twitter @RattlersLax.
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, has announced this year’s 2014 MLL All-Pro Team. The roster is voted on by MLL coaches and general managers, and is comprised of some of the best talent in the league, all of whom stood out at their respective positions.
But rather than vocalize their disappointment, these three players from Upstate New York — White from Cortland, Manley from Penn Yan and Galloway from Syracuse — let their play speak for itself this season, helping the Rochester Rattlers field the league's best overall defense (161 goals allowed, 11.5 per game) and earn the No. 1 seed in the playoffs on their way to this weekend's Steinfeld Cup matchup with Denver.
Zach Miller felt it this summer. He’s made an impression on his hometown. Miller, 18, a Seneca Nation member, returned to Salamanca for nearly a month after helping the Iroquois Nationals team earn bronze at the World Lacrosse Championships in Denver.
Fans attending the MLL Championship Game this Saturday, August 23 at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw, Ga., will enjoy an added bonus to the pre-game festivities. The Silver Wings Skydivers will deliver the game ball during a special skydiving show just before faceoff. The Silver Wings are the official Fort Benning, Georgia, Command Exhibition Parachute Demonstration Team.
“Greg [Downing] (Auburn)is one of the most consistent performers on our roster,” Swarm Owner and Governor John Arlotta said. “While he may not always get the recognition that he deserves, Greg’s skills on the defensive side and his presence in the locker room are very valuable to our team. He’s well respected amongst his teammates and his work ethic sets a great example for our younger players."
After three years of planning and much anticipation, Harvest is excited to announce the Harvest Lacrosse Academy (HLA). The club program will be forming three teams for the 2014 - 2015 year. Harvest is a Rochester, NY based lacrosse organization run by former University of Maryland All-American and professional lacrosse player, Grant Catalino (Webster Schroeder).
The ILPreps gang is moving our commitment database from the InsideLacrosse.Forums.com over to our main site. Today we’re launching the 2016 rising juniors page. We already launched the 2017 page. Have you committed and don’t see your name? Rankings for this class will be posted as part of the 2014 Recruiting Issue. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll update the list.
“This is a great honor,” says Powell, in regards to receiving the award. “I would like to thank the coaching staff, my teammates and all the fans in Florida as well as the MLL Coaches and GMs who voted for me.”
What does Christmas mean to you? The correct answer is family, of course, but there are a million other answers as well. It depends on who you ask. Some kids might say presents and games and some beleaguered college kids on break will most definitely say that it’s the food. Christmas means something different to everyone. So does Lake Placid to the lacrosse community. The difference? I missed Christmas this year. I didn’t miss Lake Placid.
Julie Boglione of Greece has never played lacrosse, but she is a major player when it comes to helping others have the opportunity to play the game. Early this year Boglione founded the New York chapter of No Boundaries Lacrosse — an adaptive lacrosse program for kids in grades kindergarten through 12 with a mental, health, or physical disability that inhibits them from joining a mainstream lacrosse team.
The Rochester Rattlers will return to Rochester for the 2015 Major League Lacrosse season, league commissioner David Gross confirmed on Wednesday. The long-term future of the field lacrosse franchise in the region remains up in the air.
It's Throwback Thursday in more ways than one this week, with the Rochester Rattlers and Denver Outlaws set to square off in the Major League Lacrosse Championship Game on Saturday at 7 p.m. (live on CBS Sports), at Fifth Third Bank Stadium at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. Throwing it way back, this game is a rematch of the last and only time Rochester has won the Steinfeld Trophy, in 2008 when they crushed Denver 16-6 at Boston's Harvard Stadium. This will be Denver's fifth shot at an MLL Championship.
To many MLL fans, this year’s Championship Game may seem like déjà vu. Almost six years ago to the day, Denver and Rochester faced off in the 2008 MLL Championship Game at Harvard Stadium. Although the teams were the top two in the league, the Rattlers crushed the Outlaws 16-6 to bring home the club’s first Championship win.
Don't miss the much anticipated rematch of the 2008 Championship Title Game when the 2014 regular season champion Rochester Rattlers take on the Denver Outlaws on Saturday, August 23rd in Atlanta, GA. The site of the contest is being hosted at Kennesaw State University's Fifth Third Bank Stadium at 7pm EST.
Watch it live on CBS Sports Network, coverage starts at 7pm EST. Follow all the coverage on the Rattlers Facebook page and Twitter feeds @RattlersLax, and check back for updated information as the game grows near.
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced today that Rochester Rattlers defenseman Michael Manley (Penn Yan) has been named 2014 Brine Defensive Player of the Year, as voted by MLL coaches and general managers.
Abi Cullinan * Attack/Midfield * 5-5 * Pittsford, N.Y. / Pittsford Mendon
Graduated from Pittsford Mendon High School in the spring of 2014 ... earned a total of 11 varsity letters for the Vikings, five in lacrosse, three in field hockey and three in basketball ... helped the lacrosse team to the 2011 state finals and two state semifinals, three western New York regional titles and a trio of sectional championships
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league announced Florida Launch attackman, Casey Powell (Carthage) was voted the Warrior Offensive Player of the Year by the league’s coaches and general managers. Powell’s dominance in all aspects of the offensive game, in conjunction with his consistency and high performance throughout the season, earned him the prestigious title.
The IWLCA honored 238 student-athletes from 80 different institutions with inclusion in the 2014 IWLCA Division I Academic Honor Roll. All student-athletes were nominated by their schools and have achieved at least junior status academically and had a cumulative academic GPA of 3.50 or greater. Leading the way was the 2014 IWLCA Division I Scholar-Athlete of the Year Katelyn Miller from Bucknell University.
LaxPower is carrying periodic player reports from 3d Lacrosse. Field staff attend high school games around the country and provide player evaluations and ratings. The ratings are either legit (likely a Division I scholarship player), player (likely a Division I recruit), and watch list (has the potential to be a Division I player; need to see more, needs to grow, mature, or develop to be sure-fire D1).
This is a report covering players on several high school teams in Upstate New York.
Matt Kerwick, the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse, has announced that Chris Kivlen will join the Big Red as an assistant coach for the 2015 season. Kivlen comes to East Hill following three extremely successful seasons as the head coach at Montclair State. He will assist the staff on both ends of the field and play an important role with the face off unit.
A memorial service will be held for Randy Lundblad on Saturday, September 6th at Hendricks Chapel on the campus of Syracuse University. Service will begin at 11:00 with a reception (location TBD) to follow . . . Randy passed away on March 5th, 2014 at the age of 51 after a two year battle with cancer. As an All American at both West Genesee and Syracuse University he will always be remembered as scoring the winning goal in the 1983 championship game vs. Johns Hopkins.
The Thompson name is synonymous with the sport of lacrosse. Ty Thompson and his cousins embody the heritage and tradition of the game by bringing a spirit and passion to the sport that has captivated the lacrosse world. Ty stopped by Studio 22 with a Thompson i6 in hand. We turned up the lights, started the cameras, handed him a fresh slice of Otter Mesh and let the man go to work.
US Lacrosse and Major League Lacrosse have named Chesapeake Bayhawks' Matt Abbott (Nottingham) as the winner of the USL/MLL Sportsmanship Player of the Year Award, and the Rochester Rattlers as the winner of the league's 2014 USL/MLL Team Sportsmanship Award. Both selections were based on voting conducted among the league's game officials.
Former Hobart College attackman Cameron Stone (Jamesville-DeWitt) was named an assistant coach with the Seton Hill University men's lacrosse program in August 2014. This will be Stone's first season with the staff.
The NLL Hall of Fame Ceremony for Class of 2014 inductees Pat Coyle and Chris Hall is set for Wednesday, Sept. 3 at Langley Events Centre at 7:30 p.m. PT. The event, which includes video montages, guest speakers/presenters, induction speeches and plaque unveilings, will take place in the LEC Banquet Hall with a limited number of seats available to the public.
Onondaga Community College has announced that former All-American men's lacrosse standout Cody Jamieson has been selected as one of four alumni to be added to the 2014 Alumni Faces display. The College established the annual "Alumni Faces" honor to recognize distinguished alumni for their professional achievements and contributions to the College and the community. The recipients will be honored at the annual "Celebration of Success" breakfast at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, October 1 in the SRC Arena and Events Center.
Tim Barber (West Genesee/OCC), the 2014 Junior College Offensive Player of the Year, has signed to continue his college lacrosse career at Syracuse University, according to OCC head coach Chuck Wiibur.
I thought I was getting close to wrapping up my thoughts about the 25th Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament last week, but then I started making a list of a few other items I hadn’t gotten to. Well, that list got long – quickly, so here are a number of disorganized, but hopefully interesting, final thoughts . . .
Morrisville State College Athletic Director, Greg Carroll, has announced the addition of Taryn Burkholder as assistant coach for the women’s lacrosse and field hockey programs for the fall 2014 season.
[Head Coach Tim] Soudan certainly did his homework in building the Rattlers over the last three-plus seasons, including a four-player rookie class this year with three productive attackmen and a long-stick midfielder. That new blood, a solid veteran core, and stout defense have the top-seeded Rattlers on the verge of their first Major League Lacrosse championship since 2008 after topping upstart Ohio, 15-11, in the semifinals on Saturday afternoon at Aquinas Institute's Wegman Stadium.
The stage is set for the 2014 MLL Championship Game next Saturday, August 23 at 7 p.m. at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw, Ga. In a rematch of the 2008 Championship Game, the Rochester Rattlers and the Denver Outlaws will compete for the coveted Steinfeld Trophy. Tickets for the game start at only $20 and can be found HERE.
After a cold and rainy game, it’s the Rochester Rattlers who will be heading to Atlanta next week, following an exciting 15-11 come back win over the Ohio Machine. Rochester gained the No. 1 seed after their impressive 2014 season, losing only 4 times. However, two of those losses came to tonight’s opponent, Ohio, which made for a highly anticipated first semi-final match up.
When you look at his size 6-foot-2, 210 pounds and what he's
capable of doing in the weight room namely, bench-pressing 310 pounds
you might think Zach Kleinbaum is headed to play college football
rather than lacrosse. But the rising senior uses his size and strength to his
advantage on the lacrosse field as a physical and aggressive defender at
Half Hollow Hills East High School in Suffolk County (NY), and soon, at
the college level.
"I am not really a big-name guy, so it's pretty humbling to have a little kid come up to me, point out a play I made, and ask for my autograph," said Mike Lazore (IHC), a former Hobart standout. "It really shows how much this community has bought into our team."
The four-season veteran goalkeeper for Rochester earned 11 first place votes, making Galloway the obvious choice for the Warrior Goalkeeper of the Year title. Behind Galloway, Denver’s Jesse Schwartzman finished in second, followed in third by New York’s Drew Adams both with two first place votes.
Paul Gait (Albany, New York) – Born in Victoria in 1967, Paul Gait is widely regarded as one of lacrosse's all-time great players. Paul and twin brother Gary grew up playing all sports and both excelled at anything that they played -- soccer, basketball, rugby, track and field – and of course, lacrosse.
Gary Gait (Fayetteville, New York) – Gary grew up playing various sports with his twin brother Paul in their hometown of Victoria, BC. Arguably one of the best lacrosse players of all time, Gary revolutionized the game as we know it. Known as the Wayne Gretzky of lacrosse, Gary Gait, simply put, is the greatest lacrosse player the world has ever known.
"Coach (Suzie) Friedrich, Coach (Karrie) Moore and I are very excited to welcome Cornell's Class of 2018," Graap said. "Collectively the group brings excellent speed and intensity to our Big Red program. We value the work ethic and leadership traits each student-athlete has demonstrated. We look forward to adding their unique personalities and skill sets to our team."
The Rochester Rattlers finished first overall with a dominating win over the Boston Cannons and will face No.4 seed Ohio Machine one more time this season. The game will face off at 3:00 p.m. ET at Wegman’s Stadium in Rochester, as Sahlen’s Stadium was not available due to conflict. The winner will earn a trip to the Atlanta Area for the 2014 MLL Championship Game on Saturday, August 23 at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw, Ga.
Another Road Hawk Commits
from CNY Road Hawks
Shane Majewski, a 2015 CNY Road Hawk and Johnson City Attack, committed to Robert Morris this Friday.
All Age Levels including High School (Club and Thoroughbred Teams) will be evaluated on September 7th, 2014 at Henninger High School Turf, Syracuse, NY. High School Thoroughbred Selects will be showcased at Top Recruiting Events.
This is the time of year when officials associations, boards and groups around the country start planning for next season, when we come to the table with big ideas about training, educating, assigning and recruiting lacrosse officials. The biggest topic no one likes to discuss is retention.
The NCAA rules committee’s decision on Thursday not to recommend a shot clock for the 2015 season drew a mixed reaction from a pair of area Division I men’s lacrosse coaches. A shot clock had been a heavily debated topic as players, coaches and fans bemoaned the slower pace of play associated with a game that has been called "the fastest sport on two feet."
Denver coach Bill Tierney was present at the NCAA Rules Committee meeting this week in Indianapolis as a non-voting representative of the IMLCA. He shared his thoughts with IL in the wake of Thursday’s announcement recommending a visible clock added to the current stall procedure, but not a shot clock on every possession, as well as changes to the face-off rules. “If you told me on Monday when I was flying to Indianapolis that there’d be no shot clock, I’d have told you you were out of your mind.
Compete with class. Honor the game.
That’s a mantra that US Lacrosse has been promoting for a long time in hopes of elevating sportsmanship. In recent months, several of US Lacrosse’s 68 chapters nationwide have found ways to help spread the message through grassroots initiatives.
Marcus Emerson graduated from St. Lawrence University in the spring of 2013, and returns to his alma mater to coach alongside Mike Mahoney and Tom Ryan for the men's lacrosse squad. Emerson, who earned a degree in history and minored in education, has been working to earn his Master's degree in teaching and is hoping to finish this summer. He has coached for the past year as an assistant at Jefferson Community College in Watertown, NY as well as at the Team United Lacrosse Club in Syracuse, NY.
Make no mistake, the voice of Pittsford school district athletic director Scott Barker had plenty of pride, as he shared that one of his sons is on track to play Division I men's college lacrosse.
There was something else in Barker's voice, too.
Nate Beutel has been named interim softball coach, as well as interim sports information director. Beutel coached women’s basketball and women’s lacrosse last season for the Thunderwolves, though he’s dropping women’s lacrosse to take over softball.
Kernell Warner and Joelle Taliento both tried some new things this Summer, and learned a lot from the game of lacrosse! Both of these guys are NYC (Brooklyn) natives, and they each got out of the City to hone their craft and learn about life. Turns out it was a great choice and experience for both of them!
The NCAA Men's Lacrosse Rules Committee recommended several changes to its stalling rules and faceoff tactics Thursday. The committee, which met Aug. 12-14 in Indianapolis, recommended a visible clock be used to time the 30-second stalling segment in facilities capable of displaying the clocks. That change would take effect in spring 2015.
Rather than go with a full-on shot clock, the committee recommended keeping the same 30 second 'timer-on' system in place, with an actual clock on the field to show the countdown. A bit more drastic, but still short of what some were hoping, they suggested making picking up and carrying the ball with the back of one's stick a violation, as well as using a body part to initiate contact with an opponent's stick.
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced today that Rochester Rattlers Head Coach Tim Soudan has been named 2014 Brine Coach of the Year. Soudan led the Rattlers to a well-deserved No. 1 seed in the playoffs and a 10-4 record, guiding the team to its first playoff berth since 2008.
The Le Moyne Dolphin team was made up of entirely former 'Phins graduating between 1994 and 2007. While many Dolphins have played individually on teams in Lake Placid over the years, this marked the first time they were able to enter a collective team. There were 23 players on the roster with most bringing their friends and family for a great reunion weekend.
Utica, NY (August 14, 2014) – Utica College head coach Mike Parnell recently named Joe Schoen (Whitesboro) and Brandon Misiaszek (New Hartford) as athletic assistants for the men's lacrosse program. Schoen and Misiaszek will be responsible for assisting Parnell with all facets of the Pioneers' lacrosse program.
The Victor to Albany connection continues as rising junior TD Ierlan announced his commitment to study and play lacrosse at the UNiversity at Albany. He will be following previous Victor standouts, John Maloney and Mitch Rupp.
Winning 344 face offs last season (82%), TD was selected to . . .
He had one of the most decorated careers in the history of college lacrosse. After the completion of his All-County season at goalie in Mineola, Alex Rosier (Herkimer CC/Syracuse) went on to play at Herkimer Community College in upstate New York during the 1992 and 1993 seasons.
The pace of play in college lacrosse reached its lowest level in six years in 2014, continuing debate that perhaps it is time for the sport to adopt a shot clock similar to that of Major League Lacrosse. This pace, measured by the average number of offensive and defensive possessions per 60 minutes for each team, steadily declined for four years from 2009 to 2012. While the DI lacrosse world saw an increase in pace of play in 2013, the number went down to its lowest amount in 2014 at 59.85.
FCA Lacrosse defeated Mass Elite Red, 12-9, last week to claim the Girls’ 2015-2017A title at the Lake Placid Summit Tournament. Taylor Gebhardt, a 2015 midfielder from Baldwinsville committed to Georgetown, led FCA with four goals and was named MVP.
Fans of the Cornell men's lacrosse program are invited to join with the lacrosse alumni, family, and friends at the 14th annual Eamon McEneaney Memorial Golf Outing at Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell University. The outing will serve as the main event of the Big Red's Alumni, Family and Friends weekend, September 12-13. Golfing and sponsorship opportunities are still available for the event.
Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, has recognized Justin Turri for his 2014 performance with the Rochester Rattlers, awarding him with Warrior Most Improved Player honors as voted on by the League’s coaches and general managers.
There are loads of talented offensive players in the league, but, unlike the Defensive Player of the Year award, there is truly only one deserving candidate for Offensive Player of the Year: Casey Powell. Powell has played in a career-high 14 games this season for the Florida Launch and scored 30 goals and added 33 assists for a total of 63 points. That total led the league and was higher than Powell's 2005 total (26 goals and 30 assists for 56 points) when he last won Offensive Player of the Year.
Up first, we have the special one-off version of the Brine King V created for Kevin Leveille, the longtime star attackman with the Rochester Rattlers who also played for the US Team last month at the FIL World Lacrosse Championships.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that the team has re-signed Derek Hopcroft to a two-year deal. In 2014, the 28-year-old forward won his first Champion’s Cup in his first season in Rochester. “I'm excited and pumped to be back with the Knighthawks for another couple years to help the team win another championship,” said Hopcroft.
Two-time Division I All-American and Rochester Rattler rookie Ty Thompson (Salmon River) has signed an agreement with Epoch Lacrosse making him the company’s first endorsed athlete. The pride of the Mohawk Nation, N.Y., and the fourth all-time leading scorer at the University at Albany will be representing Epoch Lacrosse at camps/clinics nationwide and providing Epoch’s engineers with real world feedback in the development of future products.
The two-and-a-half-hour drive was always one of the most anticipated road trips of my summer and — while this year’s trek up north was a bit longer than it used to be — Lake Placid Lacrosse continues to provide for me so much of what it did nearly 10 years ago. I first took to the fields playing alongside a number of Northwestern standouts for Team Golden Girls and, yes, our post-game cheer was indeed “Thank you for being a friend.” I was a high school player then and absolutely in awe of the players I was running alongside: Sarah Albrecht, Ashley Gersuk, Kristen Kjellman, Lindsey Munday and Acacia Walker — to name a few.
ESPN the Magazine is giving readers the opportunity to call the shots on its upcoming “Fansourced” issue. Lacrosse is listed as one of five under-covered sports by the magazine. Fans can encourage lacrosse coverage by voting for the sport in a poll with wrestling, motorcross, rugby and softball.
Scoring this past spring in Men's Division I dipped just slightly, from 20.6 to 20.4 goals/game. That's still the second highest average since 2000. Scoring was unchanged in Division II at 21.0 goals/game and fell only a tenth of a point in Division III (20.2 to 20.1). The overall men's average was 20.3 goals per game vs. 20.4 in 2013.
Changes in computer ratings and rankings were computed for teams in NCAA men's and women's Divisions I, II, and III. Only teams that played in both years and in the same division were included. However, ranks were not altered to account for the deletions necessary to balance the lists. The teams with greatest positive change in computer ranking from 2013 to 2014 were as follows:
If I thought writing "I told you so" counted as an entire article, I would have been tempted to turn that in and go back to my one-room cabin in Lake Placid so I can throw more rocks at the geese on my deck that woke me up at 6 a.m. for the past week. Sadly, a more valiant effort is required of me.
The National Lacrosse League has announced the second annual Junior NLL Tournament, which features 21 youth teams representing eight NLL franchises, will return to Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) in Oakville, Ontario from Aug. 29-31.
Looking around various websites (especially www.justlacrosse.com), it looks like there has been no shortage of coverage of last week’s 25th Anniversary Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament. I’ll try not to re-tell stories that have already been posted; instead, I figured I’d tell a few personal highlights and memories that I’ll keep with me for years to come . . .
This week, Rob Pannell (Cornell) earned offensive honors for his leadership on the field in New York’s overtime triumph over the Denver Outlaws, as well as a five-point performance. Ohio defenseman Dana Wilber was outstanding in the Machine’s victory over the Launch, holding the Florida offense to only 10 goals, and helping to get his team to the playoffs. Rookie Miles Thompson (Salmon River/LaFayette/SUNY Albany) put up a season high five goals in Rochester’s win against Boston.
Not to use too much hyperbole, but what happens this week during three days of NCAA men's rules committee meetings could serve as a landmark moment for the college game. In the Magic 8-Ball of new rules, signs point to yes for the implementation of a shot clock after much chatter about pace of play over the last several years.
The Buffalo Bandits today announced that the club will host two online auctions to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and Buffalo Jr. Bandits Youth Lacrosse Program. All items can be bid upon via Bandits.com beginning Monday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m..
Nine teams were crowned champions in the adult divisions Sunday at the Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic, wrapping up the 25th year of the annual tournament that brings more than 230 teams to the High Peaks region of the Adirondack Mountains.
Team Power-Tek is starting to get very comfortable playing in the men's open 1 division of the Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic. Made up mostly of current and past Colgate University players, Power-Tek won its third-straight championship Sunday in dominating fashion with a 10-5 victory over the Select Sector SPDRs. Power-Tek has advanced to the title game five of the last six years.
Canandaigua natives Taylor D'Amore and Abbey Friend are back on the same team after joining STX's elite women's lacrosse team. The players were hand-picked to represent the STX brand and compete at post-collegiate tournaments. D'Amore and Friend are among the eight new team members STX announced last month.
Power-Tek player/coach/GM/former MVP Kevin Colleluori said it best after their third straight Men’s Open championship on Sunday at the 25th annual Lake Placid Summit Classic: “We won it on and off the field.”
For most players at the Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic, winning is far from the most important part of the tournament. Many come to Lake Placid to reconnect with old friends and teammates while playing the game they love in a relaxing atmosphere in the shadows of the picturesque mountains of Northern New York. Camaraderie is everything. Game results become secondary.
'Hiana' Thompson of the Onondaga Nation Redhawks lifts up the 2014 Can-Am Championship Trophy for Senior B box lacrosse The Redhawlks defeated the Newtown Golden Eagles 12-4, winning the best of seven series 4-0 at the Onondga Nation arena Saturday night. Photos by Michael Greenlar.
This year, for the first time, the MLL decided to give the two teams with the best record the opportunity to host the semifinal game at home, rewarding their fans with a true home field advantage semifinal. The Rochester Rattlers finished first overall with a dominating win over the Boston Cannons and will face No. 4 seed Ohio Machine, who dispatched the Florida Launch in their final game of the season.
The Onondaga Redhawks repeated as Can-Am Champions Saturday, August 9th with a convincing 12-4 win over rival Newtown Golden Eagles. Despite splitting the regular season series with the Golden Eagles, the Redhawks won 4 straight games earning a series sweep over Newtown.
The matchups are set for the nine championship games to be played Sunday at the 25th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic.
A number of high profile games will be held at the North Elba Athletic Fields on championship Sunday, headlined by the Motive Pure and Graph-Tex squads facing off for the Men’s Masters 1 division championship at 1:10 p.m. ET.
Ithaca's Bucci Commits to Georgetown
from the CNY Road Hawks
Massimo (Massi) Bucci, a 2016 middie for the Road Hawks and IMG Academy (Ithaca HS) has committed to Georgetown University. His older brother Joe also plays for the Hoyas.
The Rochester Rattlers were out to prove that the prior week was most likely a fluke, losing to the Ohio Machine. They wanted to make sure to end the season on a high note, and take home first place outright and put a rubber stamp on their success so far. As Boston hosted at Harvard Stadium, the Ratz weren't looking towards their guaranteed playoff game as they had their focus on beating the Cannons and did so convincingly, in an 18-8 trouncing.
Onondaga Redhawks Complete Sweep
from Thompson Brothers Lax
The Onondaga Redhawks completed a four-game sweep in the Can-Am Finals, downing the Newton Golden Eagles 12-3 tonight, and will move on to the President's Cup Tournament.
The talent level in the Men’s Open division at the Lake Placid Summit Classic continues to increase every year, and a host of stud players are helping to celebrate the event’s 25th Anniversary in this hotly contested bracket. Saturday brought sunny skies and the hottest temperatures of the week to the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks, heading into Championship Sunday. And while current and recent NCAA stars dominated the Men’s Open semifinals, it was an Oscar winner who maybe had the biggest day, up in the Men’s Masters 1 division.
Cloud Splitter won the Men’s Ultra Grand Masters championship and Smokey Joe’s Quakers grabbed the Super Grand Masters division title Friday at the 25th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic, benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project.
Oren Lyons has never given up faith in the Creator, his people or the game. The 84-year-old, an Onondaga statesman, is a 47-year member of the Iroquois Council of Chiefs. He is also a (still active) lacrosse player of world renown. I met him in July at the World Lacrosse Championships in Denver with the Iroquois Nationals team, a team he founded in 1983.
The Rochester Knighthawks announced the tryout dates for the 2014 Junior National Lacrosse League Tournament. The opportunity to wear the jersey of the five-time NLL Champion Knighthawks will begin on Sunday, August 10th at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Hagersville, Ontario.
Friday welcomed in perfect weather in the High Peaks region for the 25th Lake Placid Summit Classic for Day 5 from Lake Placid, N.Y. The beginning of the Men’s Open divisions highlighted the day’s action, along with a big upset in the Men’s Master’s 1 group, with the Gray’d Danes knocking off the Burnt Orange 7-5 to advance to Saturday’s Semifinals.
[Katie] Ferris (Carthage) joins the Vermont staff following a standout playing career at Massachusetts, in which she tallied 330 points, 211 goals and 119 assists during her tenure with the Minutewomen. She finished her career as the program's all-time leader in points, goals and assists, and holds the team records for most points and assists in a single-season.
The school announced on Friday that all its home games for all sports in the 2014-15 regular season will have free admission. Each venue will feature a display showcasing local charities that department and teams are supporting. Fans in attendance are welcome to donate as they see fit with the proceeds staying in Central New York with the charity of their choosing.
The Rochester Rattlers have proved to be one of the most consistent teams in the MLL this season. Players like Kevin Leveille, Dave Lawson, and Justin Turri have used their experience to further the team. On the other hand, the 2014 rookies have given new life to the Rattlers with powerhouses like Jordan Wolf and Mark Cockerton tallying 40 goals this season. Their ability to execute on the field earned them one of the top two seeds in the playoffs coming up. The game results this weekend will determine whether or not the Ratz get home-field advantage.
Alfred University Director of Athletics Paul Vecchio announces the appointment of Erynn Anderson as the Saxons' new head women's lacrosse coach. Anderson comes to Alfred from Division I St. Bonaventure University, where she served the 2014 season as an assistant coach. She replaces Samantha Patton, who resigned this spring after seven seasons at the Saxons' helm. Jessica Hurlbut, head athletic trainer at Alfred University and a former player at AU, served as interim head coach in 2014.
The Onondaga Redhawks look to win the Can-Am Championship this Saturday, August 9th at 7 pm at the Arena – Tsha’Honnonyendakwha. With a Redhawks win, they will advance to the President’s Cup in Vancouver BC for the Canadian Box Lacrosse Championships.
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — The scholastic champions across seven different divisions were crowned Wednesday at the 25th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic, benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project.
In one of the most competitive games of the afternoon, the 3d New England College Prep team outlasted the Baltimore Crabs 9-7, with defender Erik Persky (New Canaan, Conn./University of Pennsylvania) earning MVP honors.
"It means a lot (to win the championship)," said MVP Drew Supinski of FCA. "This week we all met on Saturday and really from then on we started bonding as a team, and our main goal was just to be all in, and we really wanted to come up here and win and try our best." This was FCA's fourth-straight title in this division.
The 25th annual Lake Placid Summit Classic rages on in the Adirondacks. Thursday brought the second day of action in the Super Grand Masters and Ultra Grand Masters divisions and the beginning of play in the Masters divisions.
Inside Lacrosse is in Lake Placid for the duration of the tournament. Tommy Gilligan is shooting photos for Lake Placid all week. The gallery above features photos from the fourth day of the tournament. Here's John Jiloty's Day 1 report:
Every year, in addition to playing, the Big Red Steelheads raise money for the David L. Holder Foundation, also based in Baltimore. The foundation is "dedicated to helping young people develop their minds and bodies by fostering civic engagement, instilling entrepreneurial spirit, and nurturing a love of the outdoors through opportunities in public education." - See more at: http://www.lakeplacidnews.com/page/content.detail/id/521999/Big-Red-Steelheads-honor-late-Cornell-alum.html?nav=5005#sthash.nRKyDohd.dpuf
The Sailin' Shoe team has been part of the Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic since its inception 25 years ago. It all began in a car with Jake Reed and Jeff Long, who were listening to the band Little Feat play their hit song "Sailin' Shoes." Reed was the head lacrosse coach of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Long headed the program at Ithaca College. The two were on their way to watch some games in search of potential recruits.
Elizabeth Nussbaum • GK • Victor, N.Y. • Arts and Sciences
Nussbaum helped her high school program reach new heights, contributing to Victor High School's first Monroe County Division 2 title, section 5 class 5 title and Western Regional title. A four-year varsity starter, Nussbaum was twice named her team's defensive MVP and was a two-time Academic team member and Brine Choice MVP. She was a first team All-Monroe County selection and was chosen to play in the Rochester All-Star Game. Also selected as an All-Great Rochester All-Star for the Daily Messenger and Democrat and Chronicle.
The National Interscholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association is pleased to announce their National All-America Class for the 2014 season. The 2014 class is represented by student-athletes from 18 states and the District of Columbia as well as 20 colleges and universities. NILCA congratulates the following players on their accomplishments during the 2014 season.
Following an outstanding scholastic lacrosse career at Glen Rock High School, Fiona McDonald is preparing to head for Hamilton College in upstate New York and play for the Continentals in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC).
The much-publicized NCAA Rules Committee meeting begins Monday and will run through Wednesday at the NCAA's headquarters in Indianapolis. While there's been a lot of conversation about the content of the meeting, the details remain widely unknown.
Check out the highlights from this year’s Shootout for Soldiers in Baltimore! The event raised 176,000 dollars and brought together 2,000 players and over 14,000 spectators. The funding from the event goes to support the Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund, the Gary Sinise Foundation, the Semper Fi Fund, and the Wounded Warrior Project. To check out more about the Shootout for Soldiers, head over to www.shootoutforsoldiers.com
The first place Rochester Rattlers are looking to end the 2014 regular season on a strong note, by sweeping the season series against the host Boston Cannons on Saturday night. The Ratz visit Harvard Stadium for a 7pm EST start, and if they can defeat the Cannons at home along with a Denver Outlaws loss to the New York Lizards this weekend, they will maintain their top tier status as the league’s best team.
. . . The Seneca Nation of Indians is trying to change that and save their language starting with the youth. Kids attending Faith Keepers School in Steamburg, New York, learn about Seneca tradition, culture and are taught the language through activities. During varsity and junior varsity lacrosse games in Gowanda, you’ll hear the games being announced in Seneca by eighth grade students. According to WGRZ, they are the first school in Western New York to announce games like that.
Northeast Region FCA Lacrosse announces their remaining tryouts for the 2014/2015 Season. Tryouts for classes 2015-2024 will take place on August 10, 2014 at Honeoye Falls Lima HS in Honeoye Falls, NY, and on August 17, 2014 at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY.
Those players who are selected to a team will receive a roster spot for both the Fall and Summer teams regardless of whether or not they play in the fall. All players are expected to attend at least one tryout.
Sources: Harrington To Be Named Assistant At Robert Morris
Travis Harrington, 2008 Vestal High grad who played attack at Bryant University from 2008-2012 for Coach Pressler will be named the First Assistant Coach for Robert Morris (D1) Men's Lacrosse team beginning this Fall. Harrington was a men's lax grad assistant at Seton Hill University (D2) from 2012-2014.
US Lacrosse is providing AED grants to 33 lacrosse organizations across 21 states to subsidize the cost of acquiring automated external defibrillators (AEDs). The grants, which total over $16,000, are made available through US Lacrosse’s partnership with Cardiac Science, a global leader in the manufacturing of AEDs and other cardiology products and services.
Hollfelder was one of eight locals honored at the fifth annual All-CPOWNY Lacrosse Banquet, presented by the Buffalo Bandits June 17 at Ilio DiPaolo’s. Being selected to the team one year after his older brother was an honor, Hollfelder said.
Todd returned to the lacrosse field five months after losing the lower part of his leg, and has continued to play and coach as much as possible ever since. "It's always sort of been a big piece of my life, and that was the first thing I wanted to get back to: playing lacrosse in some capacity," Todd said. "Lacrosse is now a big part of my life. I coach back home, I coach in the summer and I play when I can. It's definitely a driving force for the rehab and just to continue on as a whole."
Day 3 of the 25th annual Lake Placid Summit Classic some an incredible showcase of lacrosse as the seven scholastic championships were decided on a great day for lacrosse. Tommy Gilligan is shooting photos all week long. In gallery above, see some of the on-the-field action from the third day of #LP25.
For as much lacrosse as there is being played in New York State, there’s still a lot of room for growth, especially when it comes to girls lacrosse. Lily Corrigan of the Bethlehem Lacrosse Club is one of the individuals at the forefront of the growth of women’s lacrosse in the Capital Region. For the second straight year, she’s brought teams to Lake Placid to help some of her most dedicated players develop and play against elite competition.
The qualifying rounds in the scholastic divisions wrapped up and the championship rounds got underway Tuesday at the 25th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic, setting the stage for the seven championships to be held Wednesday.
For the fourth year in a row, Inside Lacrosse is here for the entire week, taking in the sights, checking out the action across the youth, high school, college and adult divisions. One of the highlights of the event, we will also capture as much of the custom uniforms and gear that we possibly can over the course of the week.
Inside Lacrosse was in Denver for the 2014 World Championships and was able to gather some emotional postgame interviews with the top 4 teams in the world including Australia, Iroquois, the United States and Canada. Check out interviews with the following players:
Coach Brian Silcott brings to Bolles extensive experience as a player and coach at all levels of lacrosse. After beginning his college career at Cornell, Coach Silcott moved to Nazareth College where he was a First Team All-American, national Mid-Fielder of the Year and National Champion. He then played professional lacrosse.
Day 2 of the 25th annual Lake Placid Summit Classic some great weather roll into the Adirondack Mountains as the action continued in the seven scholastic divisions. Tommy Gilligan is shooting photos all week long. In gallery above, see some of the on-the-field action from the second day of #LP25.
The Seneca WarChiefs junior box lacrosse team, which draws players from the Cattaraugus and Allegany territories will play for the Founder’s Cup after an Iroquois Lacrosse Association championship. Seneca (15-1) won the best-of-five championship series, 3-1, clinching with a 17-5 closeout win against Onondaga Sunday, Aug. 3. The WarChiefs travel to Halifax, Nova Scotia Aug. 19-24 for the Canadian National Jr. B Box Lacrosse Championships.
Challenges entice athletes and again, [Rick] Sowell was no exception. He wasn’t drafted by a team after his NCAA days, but instead was “talked into trying out,” as was the case with a lot of NLL players in the late 1980s. So the native of Horseheads, N.Y., gave it a shot and the result was a short but effective NLL career that garnered Sowell nods as a first team All-Pro in 1990, 1991 and 1992.
The 25th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic, benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project, kicked off Monday as the scholastic divisions got underway in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. Nearly 240 teams will compete at the event throughout the week. More than 80 took the field Monday to start off the 25th anniversary of the summer’s most popular all-ages lacrosse tournament. The championships of the four boys divisions and three girls divisions will be held on Wednesday, which also marks the start of the men’s 50-and-over divisions, as the Super Grand Masters and Ultra Grand Masters kick off play Wednesday afternoon. Below are the standings for each of the seven scholastic divisions as of Monday evening. Visit LakePlacidLax.com for up-to-the-minute scores and standings updates.
When you’ve been in charge of a high profile event as long as George Leveille has been hosting the Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic, you see a lot of incredible talent take the field through the years. You get to know those talented players, but you also build relationships with a lot of good people who put in hard work behind the scenes. This year, Leveille is paying his respects to some of the people he says have had an enormous impact on lacrosse, and specifically the Lake Placid Summit Classic through their contributions to the destination event.
The Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament started out as a gathering of seven teams playing 14 games on a rainy weekend. Tournament director George Leveille thought that would be the end of it. The tournament not only returned the next year, it doubled in size. That trend continued through the years to create what is now one of the largest and most competitive summer lacrosse tournaments in the country.
Bryanna Fazio was at the heart of her team's gold-medal effort Sunday. The rising senior at General Brown was the second-leading scorer in the four-day Empire State Cup competition in Syracuse, netting 19 goals in seven games to help led Central to a championship.
Beginning in the 2014-15 academic year, the Empire 8 Athletic Conference will be contracting with Volar Video as the league's official web streaming partner. This partnership will offer unprecedented access to E8 athletic events for fans who cannot attend in person and creates a dedicated video portal that will be home to live events and an archived library of highlights, interviews, and features that will remain free to viewers.
Siena College Vice President and Director of Athletics John D'Argenio has appointed Bryana Borrelli to take over the helm of the women's lacrosse program. The sixth head coach in Siena Women's Lacrosse history, Borrelli spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach at Duquesne University.
The worlds of sports and culture will intersect at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts on Tuesday night, Aug. 5, as the Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament presents the film “America’s First Game”, followed by a lacrosse symposium.
Coach Medeiros looks to incoming freshmen Courtney Barrett (South Burlington, Vt.), Jenn Guen (Braintree, Mass.), Jesse Jay (Amherst, N.H.), Devon McKercher (Vestal, N.Y.), Sheila Nolan (Massapequa Park, N.Y.), Micaela Sanborn (Chelmsford, Mass.) and Taylor Sokol (Hopkinton, Mass.) to lead the 2015 squad.
The 25th edition of the Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic is underway, with hundreds of families and teams making their way to the Adirondack Mountains to celebrates the week-long event. With more than 230 teams, this year isn’t just special because of the silver anniversary, but also because the tournament continues to grow. Already considered the premiere summer destination tournament, the Lake Placid tournament has a lot in store this year.
The Buffalo Bandits often take a back seat to the Bills and Sabres in terms of Buffalo’s professional sports franchises. In a month, with football season still not officially underway and the hockey season a few months from puck drop, the Bandits will have center stage, but it will be the Junior Bandits putting on the performance.
Mark Cockerton continued to be dominant for Rochester’s rookie line-up, earning his second Cascade Rookie of the Week title, and the fifth for the team. In Rochester's loss to Ohio, Cockerton had four goals and one groundball, bringing his point total to 22 for the season, and making him the second most productive rookie on the Rattlers' roster.
Fans can enter the Knighthawks’ “7th Man Championship Ring Raffle” by renewing their season tickets for the 2015 season or by becoming a new member of our season ticket holder family. Season ticket holders will receive one entry per seat in their account. The deadline to enter the raffle is at the close of business on Wednesday, October 1st.
No, I’m not doing a book report on Jay Asher’s New York Times best-seller. I’m just hijacking his title for a week. Sssshhhhh – please don’t tell anyone.
Here are thirteen reasons why I love Lake Placid, the Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament, and everything else about this annual highlight of my year. I’ll count ‘em down for you:
Bryanna Fazio had two goals and two assists as Central held off Adirondack, 7-6, to win the gold medal today in the first girls Empire State Cup lacrosse tournament at Onondaga Community College. Fazio, a rising senior at General Brown, also dominated the draw circle for the Central team, as she had throughout the four-day tournament in which Central went undefeated in seven games.
Bryanna Fazio generated two goals and two assists as the Central team held off Adirondack, 7-6, in Sunday’s gold medal game of the Empire State Cup girls lacrosse tournament at Onondaga Community College.
Central got two goals and seven assists from General Brown's Cole Johnson, and five goals from Devon Buckshot of LaFayette to take third place in a morning matchup at Sunnycrest Park, near Henninger High School.
Outstanding academics. Check. Beautiful campus. Check. Strong, Division I lacrosse program. Check.
Colgate University went three-for-three as far as three of the most important criteria on deciding on a college destination for John Jay High School (NY) rising junior attackman Matt Lupinacci.
Cattaraugus, Seneca Nation- Can-Am playoffs are full of history and thrilling games. Sunday’s game three ant Newtown filled up to that billing of one of those special games with the Redhawks prevailing 11-12 in overtime.
As Federation of International Lacrosse president Stan Cockerton tells it, "We are a lot stronger federation now than we were July 1." Eight days of meetings involving member nations preceded the 2014 FIL World Championship July 10-19 in Denver, the largest international lacrosse event ever staged, at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. And a lot was accomplished off and on the field.
The shot clock for professional basketball was invented by Syracuse Nationals owner Danny Biasone following the 1954 season in an attempt to speed up the game and prevent teams from stalling. The lack of pace in NBA games in the early 1950s was widespread. Biasone chose the unusual number of 24 seconds by figuring that the average number of shots two teams would take during a game was 120. He divided that number into 48 minutes or 2,880 seconds, the length of a game, and ended up with the magical number of 24.
Does lacrosse have a similar tempo problem? The fastest game on two feet has been stuck in the mud with a hefty rule book that now places a large burden on officials. What’s the 2880/120 for college lacrosse?
Central comes out with the win for the Gold Metal game defeating Adirondack 7 to 6. Halftime score was 5-1, Central with the lead. However, Adirondack went on a late run almost sending the game into overtime.
The championship lived up to the hype and both teams played an exciting and physical brand of lacrosse and exhibited great competition. Long Island finished the tourney with the silver medal, while NYC completed the three-peat with the gold, ending the Cup in outstanding fashion.
A memorial service will be held for Randy Lundblad on Saturday, September 6th at Hendricks Chapel on the campus of Syracuse University. Service will begin at 11:00 with a reception (location TBD) to follow.
Randy passed away on March 5th, 2014 at the age of 51 after a two year battle with cancer. As an All American at both West Genesee and Syracuse University he will always be remembered as scoring the winning goal in the 1983 championship game vs. Johns Hopkins.
Though for fifth place, this game will definitely shape up into a strong offensive showcase. These teams are loaded with offensive talent and will surely be showing their creativity. Adirondack has been led by Tyler Thompson in these playoffs, showing off his impressive hands and shooting stroke, while Skylar Thomas has been feeding other Adirondack players, including Thompson, exhibiting unreal stick skills. Western’s leader has been Kyler Printup in these playoffs, as he posted three of his teams four goals against the Hudson Valley team.
The Rochester Rattlers lovingly refer to the field at Sahlen's Stadium as "The Pit." Unfortunately for them, the field was full of pitfalls on Saturday night — specifically Ohio Machine attackmen Steele Stanwick and Marcus Holman and goalie Brian Phipps.
State runner-up Jamesville-DeWitt buzzed through four games with a 4-0 mark in today's John Pepper Wildcat Invitational at West Genesee High School. The Red Rams were the only team to go unbeaten in the 11th annual tournament featuring mostly high school varsity teams.
Onondaga Redhawks entered game one of the best of seven series away at Newtown. Game one was a chance for the reigning champions to set a tone. The Redhawks did just that starting quickly scoring 5 goals in the opening 6 minutes of play.
The free agency period has started for the National Lacrosse League, and the Buffalo Bandits have some work to do in the coming weeks. Three players on their roster are unrestricted free agents, while six others are restricted free agents.
The high school boys division for this year’s Empire state cup is loaded with talent and is a close, entertaining battle for playoff seeding. Long Island was the dominant force through round robin as they went 4-0 through pool play and gained the number one seed.
High School Boys Division - Central 8 vs Adirondack 10: Adirondack’s Sean Eccles scored 6 points (5 goals and 1 assist) as Adirondack beat Central in the opening game of the High School Boys Division of the Empire State Cup.
Saturday's [Wildcat Invitational] tournament will include a number of local powers, including Section III champions from Fayetteville-Manlius and Jamesville-DeWitt, both state finalists in June. West Genesee will field two teams. The field also includes Rochester-area powers Penfield and Penn Yan, Webster-Thomas, Canandaigua and Buffalo Timon.
If they succeed in winning the hosting duties of one of two potential 2014 MLL playoff games, The Rochester Rattlers will have a new venue to continue their chase of the MLL Steinfeld Trophy on Saturday, August 16th. Rattlers COO Brad Ford announced, in conjunction with Major League Lacrosse, that Aquinas Institute’s Wegmans Stadium is the site for the much anticipated semi-final playoff game if hosted by Rochester.
The Ohio Machine (6-6) can’t clinch a playoff spot with a win this weekend, but they can certainly continue to rise toward the berth by defeating the Rattlers. Rochester (9-3) has already made post-season plans, but would like to seal home field advantage by forcing the Machine to go under .500.
I consider U13 the hardest age to officiate for one reason: puberty. I read a long time ago that puberty is the biggest advantage in youth sports, and in my youth coaching and officiating experience I would have to agree.
“We’re really good friends,” He said about Powell. “I almost went to Syracuse and played with him, we were at lacrosse camp together in high school, so it goes back that far. We played together in Rochester for the Knighthawks, and spent some time together in Rochester with the Rattlers, and we played together with the Bayhawks.
Onondaga Nation- August 1, 2014 The Can-Am championship has come down to two familiar foes, Onondaga and Newtown. For many years, these two teams have come together to play some intense games for the championship. Rivalries between these two teams stems from stories from grandfathers of when the Senecas and Onondagas get together.
. . . Now the tournament has grown into a destination event, marketed to families looking to play lacrosse as part of their summer vacation. This year, there will be 245 teams playing over seven days, and they're using about a dozen playing fields located at the town of North Elba property off Recycle Circle, the horse show grounds and Northwood School.
The 2014 Syracuse men's lacrosse season was filled with exciting games and spectacular individual performances. The Orange posted another winning campaign, going 11-5 and advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the 31st time in the last 32 years. Along the way, Syracuse topped eventual national champion Duke in one of the most thrilling games in ACC Tournament history and beat NCAA runner-up Notre Dame to capture its first ACC victory.
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – In the midst of 250 lacrosse teams playing over 500 games next week, Dick’s Sporting Goods has announced that organizers of the 25th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament will offer clinics for boys and girls ages 8-14 at the North Elba field complex in Lake Placid. Three free clinics will be presented in conjunction with Under Armour.
Corcoran's Eccles Announces College Plans
from JustLacrosse Upstate
Sean Eccles, a 2015 middie from Corcoran who also plays for the CNY Road Hawks, has committed to SUNY Albany. His brother Derrick plays at Albany as well. Sean was an All CNY 1st team pick.
In the off-season he has played for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes team and the Rochester Blaze Lacrosse Club and the SweetLax Lacrosse Club. He played on the Nike Upstate Rising Sophomore Team (and was mentioned in an Inside Lacrosse player review.) For the last two years he has played with the J_Hawks Lacrosse Club and this summer also played on Rochester Brine Team.
The Buffalo Bandits have announced that the team has re-signed starting goaltender Anthony Cosmo to a one-year contract prior to the opening of NLL free agency on August 1. With the signing, Buffalo avoided the risk of Cosmo entering the market as an unrestricted free agent.